• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Mark Humphrey
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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The focus of this course is on the synthesis, structure and bonding, properties and reactivity of main group organometallics (including Grignard reagents, organolithium reagents, organophosphorus compounds, etc), organotransition metal chemistry and organometallic catalysis. The laboratory component of the course will aim to develop skills in the handling of air-sensitive compounds using the Schlenk technique and the purification of compounds using chromatographic techniques.

Learning Outcomes

 

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

1. Explain and rationalize the synthesis, structure, bonding, properties and reactivity of both main group and transition metal organyls. (LO1)

2. Explain and rationalize industrially important catalytic processes through the application of organometallic principles. (LO2)

3. Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical synthesis laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette especially in the areas of handling of air sensitive reagents, chromatographic techniques and spectroscopic characterization. (LO3)

4. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis. (LO4)

Indicative Assessment

Writrten Exams 70% (LO 1- LO2)

Lab Reports 30% (LO3 - LO4)

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Workload

65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHEM2210 and CHEM2202.

Prescribed Texts

Shriver and Atkins Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition by P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller and F. Armstrong.

Assumed Knowledge

Synthetic laboratory based skills at the second year chemistry level and a background in organic / inorganic / organometallic chemistry at the second year level.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3342 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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